Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. as obama and romney were facing off at the university of denver wednesday night, "democracy now!" was just miles away airing a special three-hour broadcast expanding the debate. we broke the sound barrier by pausing after president obama's and romley's answers to get real-time responses from jill stein of the green party and rocky anderson of the justice the party. dr. stein is a physician from massachusetts. rocky anderson is the former mayor of salt lake city. we also invited gary johnson, the decline to join us. today we bring you highlights from our expanding the debate special. we begin with the debate moderator jim lehrer. >> let's start with the economy, segment one, and let's begin with jobs. what are the major differences between the two of you about how you go about creating new jobs. you have two minutes each of you to start print a coin toss determines, mr. president, you go first. >> four years ago, we went through the worst financial crisis in the great depression. millions of jobs were lost. the auto industry was on the brink of collapse. the financial system had frozen up.
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
debate wednesday night, he appeared lackluster compared to more aggressive romney. obama hit back against his opponent during a rally in denver, accusing romney of backtracking over tax cuts for the wealthy. >> when i got onto the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. [laughter] but it could not have been in romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts to favor the wealthy. the fellow on stage last not said he did not know anything about that. >> mitt romney tried to capitalize on his high marks from the debate as he campaigned in the swing state of virginia. some critics noted obama fell to ask from the about his famous 47% comment that nearly half of americans believe they are victims entitled to government support. during a fox news appearance thursday night, sean hannity asked romney how he would have responded if obama had brought it up. >> clearly, in a campaign with hundreds, if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you say something that
Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of their first presidential debate wednesday night in denver. on monday, romney told supporters he looks forward to making his case. >> it will span the entire month. we will describe our respective views and i believe the people of colorado will choose a better way forward for our country. we cannot afford four more years. >> tune in on wednesday when we host a special expanded presidential debate in the evening, pausing after the questions to candidate romney and president obama, to allow equal responses from third-party candidates jill stein of the green party and rocky anderson of the justice party. we begin our broadcast 8:30 p.m. standard time. the republican national committee has reportedly ended its bid to register new voters ahead of the election. after a company hired to run the program was cited with election fraud. in the republican national committee has cancelled its contract with the firm which was reportedly the only vendor it had hired to register voters. despite a history of similar scandals, republicans have paid firms millions of dollars, including $1.3 million in florida. p
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
anderson will appear on democracy now!'s expanding the debate exclusive tonight. we will air the obama-romney debate, pausing after questions to include equal time responses from dr. stein and rocky anderson. we invited gary johnson, but his campaign said he had other plans for the night. our special begins at 8:30 p.m. eastern time. you can also go to our website, democracynow.org. to talk more about the debates, we are joined by the founder and executive director of open debates, the author of "no debate: how the republican and democratic parties secretly control the presidential debates." george, welcome. you are in new york, near our studios, and we are in denver for the debate tonight. george, how did it come to be that the commission of presidential debates came to be? what is this commission? >> the commission on presidential debates sounds like a government agency, like a nonpartisan entity, which is by design, is intended to deceive the american people. in reality, it is a private corporation financed by anheuser-busch and others, created by the republican and democratic parties to s